Cast Liam Brennan- Inspector Goole Geoff Leesley - Mr. Birling Caroline Wildi - Mrs. Birling Matthew Douglas - Gerald Croft Katherine Jack - Sheila Birling Hamish Riddle - Eric Birling Diana Payne-...

Cast Liam Brennan- Inspector Goole Geoff Leesley - Mr. Birling Caroline Wildi - Mrs. Birling Matthew Douglas - Gerald Croft Katherine Jack - Sheila Birling Hamish Riddle - Eric Birling Diana Payne-...

Cast Liam Brennan- Inspector Goole Geoff Leesley - Mr. Birling Caroline Wildi - Mrs. Birling Matthew Douglas - Gerald Croft Katherine Jack - Sheila Birling Hamish Riddle - Eric Birling Diana Payne-...

Cast Liam Brennan- Inspector Goole Geoff Leesley - Mr. Birling Caroline Wildi - Mrs. Birling Matthew Douglas - Gerald Croft Katherine Jack - Sheila Birling Hamish Riddle - Eric Birling Diana Payne-...

Cast Liam Brennan- Inspector Goole Geoff Leesley - Mr. Birling Caroline Wildi - Mrs. Birling Matthew Douglas - Gerald Croft Katherine Jack - Sheila Birling Hamish Riddle - Eric Birling Diana Payne-...

Cast Liam Brennan- Inspector Goole Geoff Leesley - Mr. Birling Caroline Wildi - Mrs. Birling Matthew Douglas - Gerald Croft Katherine Jack - Sheila Birling Hamish Riddle - Eric Birling Diana Payne-...

Act 2b Sheila is glad to have heard this confession from her fiancé, although Mrs Birling is scandalised. Once Gerald has left to go for a walk and get over the news of Daisy's death, Inspector Goole shows a photograph to Mrs Birling. She grudgingly admits that she had seen the girl two weeks previously, when the girl - now pregnant - had come to ask for financial assistance from the Brumley Women's Charity Organisation. Mrs Birling was the chairwoman and persuaded the committee to turn down…

Act 2b Sheila is glad to have heard this confession from her fiancé, although Mrs Birling is scandalised. Once Gerald has left to go for a walk and get over the news of Daisy's death, Inspector Goole shows a photograph to Mrs Birling. She grudgingly admits that she had seen the girl two weeks previously, when the girl - now pregnant - had come to ask for financial assistance from the Brumley Women's Charity Organisation. Mrs Birling was the chairwoman and persuaded the committee to turn down…

Act 2a After some tense words between Sheila and Gerald, an attempt by Mrs Birling to usher the Inspector away and the revelation that Eric Birling is a hardened drinker, Gerald admits that he too had known Daisy Renton. He had met her at the local Variety Theatre - known to be the haunt of prostitutes - and had 'rescued' her from the unwelcome attentions of Alderman Meggarty, a local dignitary. When he found out that Daisy was almost penniless, Gerald let her stay in the flat of a friend…

Act 2a After some tense words between Sheila and Gerald, an attempt by Mrs Birling to usher the Inspector away and the revelation that Eric Birling is a hardened drinker, Gerald admits that he too had known Daisy Renton. He had met her at the local Variety Theatre - known to be the haunt of prostitutes - and had 'rescued' her from the unwelcome attentions of Alderman Meggarty, a local dignitary. When he found out that Daisy was almost penniless, Gerald let her stay in the flat of a friend…

Dress, Mrs Pialat Delanoue, Paris, ca. 1914. Evening dress of pink silk with blue chiffon over-tunic reaching just below knee level, decorated with sparkling beadware. Fastens at back with hook and eyes. Hull Museum

Dress, Mrs Pialat Delanoue, Paris, ca. 1914. Evening dress of pink silk with blue chiffon over-tunic reaching just below knee level, decorated with sparkling beadware. Fastens at back with hook and eyes. Hull Museum

Photo from British premiere of An Inspector Calls. Mrs Birling reveals how she knew Eva Smith (1946))

Photo from British premiere of An Inspector Calls. Mrs Birling reveals how she knew Eva Smith (1946))

Eric Birling is Mr. and Mrs. Birling's son who's in his 20's. He is involved in Eva's death because he got her pregnant, tried to support her for a while by giving her stolen money, then abandoned her, leaving her alone, again.

Eric Birling is Mr. and Mrs. Birling's son who's in his 20's. He is involved in Eva's death because he got her pregnant, tried to support her for a while by giving her stolen money, then abandoned her, leaving her alone, again.

Sheila Birling is Mr. and Mrs. Birling's daughter. She's also her in early 20's and has her whole happily-married-life-to-the-charming-Gerald-Croft to look forward to. She's involved in Eva's death because she had her fired from her job at a clothing store, Milwards, by complaining on her because she made her feel ugly.

Sheila Birling is Mr. and Mrs. Birling's daughter. She's also her in early 20's and has her whole happily-married-life-to-the-charming-Gerald-Croft to look forward to. She's involved in Eva's death because she had her fired from her job at a clothing store, Milwards, by complaining on her because she made her feel ugly.

Act 3b  All the Birlings now know they played a part in the girl's death. Mr and Mrs Birling are concerned about covering up their involvement, whereas Sheila and Eric are more aware of the personal tragedy and feel guilty. The Inspector leaves, after delivering a strong message about how we all should be responsible for each other.

Act 3b All the Birlings now know they played a part in the girl's death. Mr and Mrs Birling are concerned about covering up their involvement, whereas Sheila and Eric are more aware of the personal tragedy and feel guilty. The Inspector leaves, after delivering a strong message about how we all should be responsible for each other.

Photo from British premiere of An Inspector Calls.  Mr and Mrs Birling are shocked by Eric's confession.

Photo from British premiere of An Inspector Calls. Mr and Mrs Birling are shocked by Eric's confession.

Mrs Birling judges others by her own standards

Mrs Birling judges others by her own standards

Inspector Goole  He is described on his entrance as creating "an impression of massiveness, solidity and purposefulness. He is a man in his fifties, dressed in a plain darkish suit. He speaks carefully, weightily, and has a disconcerting habit of looking hard at the person he addresses before actually speaking. " He works very systematically; he likes to deal with "one person and one line of enquiry at a time." His method is to confront a suspect with a piece of information and then make…

Inspector Goole He is described on his entrance as creating "an impression of massiveness, solidity and purposefulness. He is a man in his fifties, dressed in a plain darkish suit. He speaks carefully, weightily, and has a disconcerting habit of looking hard at the person he addresses before actually speaking. " He works very systematically; he likes to deal with "one person and one line of enquiry at a time." His method is to confront a suspect with a piece of information and then make…

Act 2c  Right at the end of the scene, as Mrs Birling denounces the father of the child and claims he needs to be made an example of, Sheila (and the audience) realise that Eric is involved. When Eric comes into the room, the act ends.

Act 2c Right at the end of the scene, as Mrs Birling denounces the father of the child and claims he needs to be made an example of, Sheila (and the audience) realise that Eric is involved. When Eric comes into the room, the act ends.

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